The Boy Friend

  • 1971
  • Movie
  • G
  • Musical

Ken Russell's dizzy, affectionate homage to 1930s musicals and Busby Berkeley is for many his best film. Twiggy is the assistant stage manager who gets her big chance when star Glenda Jackson hurts her ankle. "Come back a star," the director tells her, and that's just what she does. (The same line was spoken by Warner Baxter to Ruby Keeler in 42ND STREET.)...read more

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Director Ken Russell Dies at 84

Ken Russell, the avant-garde filmmaker behind Women in Love and The Boy Friend, has died. He was 84. Russell died Sunday following multiple strokes, his son Alex Verney-Elliott told The Associated Press. "My father died peacefully. He died with a smi… Read more

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The Boy Friend - Official Trailer
02:46 — The star has injured an ankle, but the show - and inexperienced stage assistant Polly Browne - must go on. Break a leg, kid. And don't let the presenc (more…)

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  • Released: 1971
  • Rating: G
  • Review: Ken Russell's dizzy, affectionate homage to 1930s musicals and Busby Berkeley is for many his best film. Twiggy is the assistant stage manager who gets her big chance when star Glenda Jackson hurts her ankle. "Come back a star," the director tells her, and… (more)

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